Last Updated on 7. October 2021
When I research for my blog posts I meet the most incredible people: like Holly and Rachel. They are the founders of the Chocolate Cocktail Club which I visited for the post about chocoholics. After my visit they answered some questions in which they share some insights into their lives and give some insider tipps for us. Enjoy the interview!
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Meet Holly & Rachel from the Chocolate Cocktail Club
Hello, who are you and where are you from?
Holly : I am originally from the outskirts of London, in the borough of Hillingdon. So I have always been close to London which is great. Rachel: I’m originally from Scotland, I moved here as I was an actress for 14 years, wanted to try the big city for my career.
What do you do in your free time?
We are both really sporty, we hit the gym a lot, running and cycling (after all the Chocolate we have too!). Rachel also likes to Snowboard when she can!
Have you always been a chocoholic?
Rachel : YES! I love chocolate, I thought I would be bored of it by working with it every day but I am obsessed Holly : I am not as crazy about Chocolate as Rachel, I prefer sweets to chocolate but I Love a Chocolate Cocktail!
What’s your favourite flavour?
Rachel : I love anything mint, we have an ‘After 8 o’clock’ which I adore! Holly: I love the ‘strawberry dreams’ it has a fruiter blend….it’s just like a strawberry milkshake with alcohol! Can’t go wrong.
Where in London do you live?
We both live in Ruislip, which is in the borough of Hillingdon. Only 25 mins from Heathrow airport, on the Metropolitan and Piccadilly tube lines.
What do you like about your area?
We really like the balance of rural and city, we can get into the city in 40 minutes yet we are also surrounded by trees and country. I think we needed that balance. We love being close to London, it’s a city that has everything, you can do almost anything and there are always new adventures.
About the Chocolate Cocktail Club
When did you come up with the idea of starting your business?
Rachel and Holly were on a trip to Vegas last Feb 2018 and being the chocoholic that Rachel is, she dragged Holly to The Chocolate Bar in one of the Major hotels, where Holly instantly fell in love with the cocktails. We went back 3 times over the week, meeting people from around the world, who would have a cocktail before shows, after dinner and just for that extra special treat! We knew this was something we wanted back in the UK.
Why chocolate cocktails?
Chocolate and cocktails is a winning combination which many people love the concept of, these separately are very popular treats, why not combine them and have that extra something special…and they really work!
Who comes up with new ideas for cocktails?
We both spend a lot of time and research on the blends, Rachel is creative and loves to work with the garnishes and the overall looks of the cocktails, but we joined forces and continually worked on making our cocktail flavours amazing!
Which has been the most popular cocktail so far?
The Chocotini is our signature cocktails, people do love it, it’s all chocolate and the Caramel King is also a VERY popular choice.
Why should people come and visit?
The Chocolate Cocktail Club is perfect for that treat, bringing something special to the evening, our drinks are new and exciting and if you love chocolate, we are absolutely perfect!
Holly, Rachel and London
What do you like about living in London?
We love that there is always something new and exciting to do, you can never be bored! Its the city that never sleeps, it has great parks, interesting museums, history and great nightlife!
What do you recommend for a first-time visitor in London to see/visit?
- The Chocolate Cocktail Club
- The Sky Garden
- Buckingham palace
3 words to describe London
Where do you go for a good breakfast?
The Breakfast club always do a great breakfast, it’s always lively and fun.
The best museum in London is…?
The Natural History or the Science Museum
Some fun stuff about Holly & Rachel
Which is your favourite ice-cream flavour?
Gin and Tonic or Pimm’s?
Holly : Rhubarb Gin Rachel: Gin and Tonic
What was your weirdest experience ever while using the tube?
We once saw a man dressed as a T-Rex on the tube and the other dressed as a dinosaur catcher. Holly: I have once seen a man clipping his toe nails- not very nice!
What you need to know about the Chocolate Cocktail Club
If you now want to visit the Chocolate Cocktail Club yourself, here is all you need to know.
- Opening times: check out the webpage of the Chocolate Cocktail Club for exact times.
- Book your ticket via the website
- Tickets are £9 each including your first cocktail
- Slots are 90 minutes each
- Good to know: there are even vegan cocktails!
- Find Holly and Rachel and their Cocktail Club on Facebook (@thechocolatecocktailclub), Instagram (@thechocolatecocktailclub) and Twitter (@ThechocolateCC)
Permanent location for the Chocolate Cocktail Club
From October 2021 the Club will finally have a permanent location in Farringdon, 72 St John Street.
How does it feel to finally have your own location?
A permanent venue, this is something we have been working towards for three years. Before we were not able to decorate, due to shared spaces, so to finally have our own venue is amazing and everything we have ever wanted. We can really build on this and focus on growth now we are permanent.
We now have more NEW chocolate cocktails on the menu, we are constantly revising our menu, keeping it fresh and replacing the less popular with new blends. We have worked with a team to create more non-milky blends as well. We also now serve Hot chocolates, light bites, cakes, pizza, nachos and a charcuterie board. We listened to our customers and realised they were looking for nibbles in the evening.
We also serve a variety of other drinks now as well…for those crazy people who don’t like chocolate!
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